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Emma Carrington

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

British mezzo-soprano Emma Carrington made her Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Rossweisse (Die Walküre). In the 2019/20 Season she sings First Maid (Elektra).

Carrington studied at the Royal Academy of Music. She has sung for many of the British opera companies. Selected appearances include Maddalena (Rigoletto), Mercédès (Carmen), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for Welsh National Opera, Nefertiti (Akhnaten) and Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for English National Opera, Schwertleite (Die Walküre) and Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas) for Opera North, Schwertleite at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Ježibaba (Rusalka) for Grange Park Opera, Mistress Quickly (Falstaff) for Nevill Holt Opera, Kabanicha (Kát’a Kabanová) for Scottish Opera and Ursule (Béatrice et Bénédict) and Farzana (Die Feen) for Chelsea Opera Group. Carrington has also sung in world premieres, including Salty Sue in Lynne Plowman’s Captain Blood’s Revenge for Brighton Festival and Glyndebourne, and Matilda/George in Errollyn Wallen’s Cautionary Tales for Opera North. Appearances further afield include Baba the Turk (The Rake’s Progress) in Santiago.

Carrington’s concert appearances include Britten’s Spring Symphony in Salisbury Cathedral and Janácek’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared at the Wigmore Hall. Her other concert repertory includes Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.